Understanding Foursquare and Geolocation Applications
Strengthen your online presence with geolocation apps
1. Understanding Foursquare and Geolocation Applications, Part 1 (15:17)
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Instructors Sree Sreenivasan and Shane Snow explain the basics of Foursquare, Gowalla, and other geolocation apps available to users today, and why using these applications to network is a media professional's best advantage in the digital age. They go over what apps to use, when to use them, and simple tips and tricks for maximizing the networking capabilities of geolocation apps to expand your base and build your brand.
Sree Sreenivasan specializes in explaining technology to non-techies. Sree is a professor and dean of student affairs at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he has been on the faculty for 17 years. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV and appears on CNN, NBC's Today Show, and CNBC. He has written articles for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Popular Science.
Shane Snow is a digital entrepreneur with creative ADD. He designs infographics for companies such as Mint.com, MTV, and Gizmodo, writes about technology for Mashable and Huffington Post, and operates a slew of websites of his own. In 2009, he wrote a story for Wired about following the founders of Foursquare for six months as they grew from a blip on the map to a million worldwide users.
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